Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Growing as Christians... Reaching Out to Others
At any given time, many people in our congregation are experiencing loss, grief and unsettling changes in their lives. When we experience such events, we need someone to listen to our feelings…to walk with us along the way.
Christianity is a “hands-on” faith. Stephen Ministry provides a way for lay people to reach out to one another in Christian love and concern.
When you or someone you know is in need of care, Stephen Ministry can help. Each Stephen Minister receives over 50+ hours of training, then monthly continuing education to equip them to care for the many needs that may arise in people’s lives.
Stephen Ministry is…
A Stephen Minister is…
A trained, dedicated lay member of our congregation who will…
Each Stephen Minister receives training in how to…
Your Relationship with a Stephen Minister will be…
The same gender as you and as close as possible to you in age and background. Your Stephen Minister will call and arrange a convenient time and place to meet. During the first meeting, you and your Stephen Minister will determine a regular meeting schedule and place.
Some facts about Stephen Ministry…
Stephen Ministers are
trusting Christ to be the
If you think you need a Stephen Minister, contact
the church office at
After a confidential conversation, and only with your consent, a Stephen Minister will be assigned to you.